Monday, April 30, 2012

right now.

Wearing: Yellow striped pj shorts & hubby's white t-shirt
Wanting: My husband home! And I'd like to find something decent to watch on TV...seems like nothing is on tonight.
Thinking:Why is my forehead so itchy? // Should I get up to get matches so I can burn my new candle? // When is hubs coming home?!?
Needing: I don't personally need anything but my dog is super low on dog food...guess I know what I'll be buying tomorrow.
Worried about: Nothing.
Hoping for: Good news when my husband turns in his request for leave time in June.
Excited about: My husband coming home! I know it's sometime this week, I just don't know when! The suspense is killing me. Supposedly he finds out tomorrow, we'll see.

B's two favorite girls ;)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Me? College? hahahah.

Well, I'm about to register for college for the third time. Third time is a charm? Hopefully. After talking it over with my husband we both agree it's best I get some sort of degree/certification JUST IN CASE anything were to happen to him and I'd need to provide. I e-mailed the director of admissions at the community college here about the Veterinary Assistant program. I've tried doing human medical studies twice (CNA program) and hated it so maybe if it's with animals it will be different.

So, wish me luck. I'm still not super excited about it but hopefully I'll get there. Wish me luck, and for goodness sake, don't let me drop out for a third time!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Back home.

Okay, I'm not gonna lie. The past three or so days have been kinda hard. I held it together a lot better at my parent's house. Now, it sucks being in OUR house alone, sleeping in our bed alone, cooking alone, blah blah blah. As of right now B has only been gone about five and a half weeks, but it feels like forever. This is the longest I've gone without seeing him since boot camp; I would see him once a month, or more frequently, while he was in MCT and MOS school. Arghh!!!

They're scheduled to come home on a certain day, but just about every time he calls me the date has changed. Let's hope it doesn't change again though!

Up there is a picture of our girl, Sadie! She's 15 weeks today and growing so quickly. She eats like a horse...we went from buying a bag of food every two weeks to buying one every 10 days or so. She's sooo hyper but also really smart. Before B comes home, my goal is to get her sleeping in her crate in her kitchen and get her out of our bedroom. I've had her in our room (in her crate) the past few nights just so she wouldn't have such a hard time adjusting to being back in our own house. However, just a few minutes ago, I moved her bed to the kitchen corner where her new "spot" will be. I put her in there for her naptime (usually from 1-3:30ish every day) and she whined for just a few minutes and now she's asleep. Such a good girl! gah I love her. She gets so excited when she sees her leash and gets to go outside; she'll run to the back door and sit down, her little stump tail just wagging like crazy. B has missed her a lot! He always says he'll be glad to get back to his two girls. :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

on repeat.

I've been listening to a lot of music lately and thought I'd clue you in as to what it is! I've said this before and I'll say it again: my music taste is a huge variety!

1. Courage by Orianthi feat. Lacey from Flyleaf
2. Learning to Fly by Lady Antebellum
3. Faceless by Red
4. One Last Time by My Darkest Days
5. Remember Everything (clean) by Five Finger Death Punch
6. The Downfall of Us All by A Day to Remember
7. Sweetly Broken by Jeremy Riddle
8. Dirt Road Anthem by Jason Aldean
9. I Wanna Go by Britney Spears
10. The Way by Jeremy Camp
11. Beautiful Bride by Flyleaf
12. When I'm With You by JJ Heller
13. Inheritance by Jonathan David Helser
14. It's Not Me It's You by Skillet
15. Not a Day Goes By by Lonestar
16. Standing Outside the Fire by Garth Brooks
17. Heart of the World by Lady Antebellum
18. Kiss Me Slowly by Parachute
19. Crack the Shutters by Counting Crows
20. Doomsday Stomp by Project 86
21. Vices by Dead Poetic

Don't say I didn't warn you! My music taste is cray cray. I find myself listening to more country music when my husband is away just because it reminds me of him. Normally the only country band I like is Lady Antebellum because seriously, can't go wrong with them!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

nine days...

...until I will be back home. I'm very excited, actually. I miss cleaning my house and making dinner and baking stuff. I miss being around a bunch of Marines (I don't mean that in a bad way of course...haha). I miss being in a town with stuff to do! I miss my friends! Aaah!!

I'm slowly but surely compiling a list of things to cook for B when he comes home. Can't wait to cook for him again! I know whenever he eats there are hardly any leftovers so I have to grab my portion for lunch the next day so I don't starve. ;-)

Tomorrow, April 12th, means B and I have been together for three years!!!!! It's gone by so quickly. Never thought I'd marry the youth preacher from Wal-Mart who turned into a Marine.

Just for fun, us three years ago:
 May 2009

4-12-09 which also happened to be Easter Sunday. :)

Also 4-12-09 

June 2009 before we got our engagement pics done. I had mono and didn't even know it here!

what we've learned.

What we've learned since being a Marine Corps family:

  • How much time you spend together is not as important as how much you value the time you spend together.
  • Whining and crying about anything Marine Corps related does nothing. It's the new lifestyle and it will come with some annoying aspects.
  • Just because we have more money now than before doesn't mean all of it has to be spent! Time together at home is the most valuable anyway.
  • How movies/books portray military life is in no way related to how it actually is. We've both found that out. You can't go into this lifestyle expecting a mil-family get-together every weekend, you can't expect tons of friends to always come over and be super close to you, you can't expect this to be a normal 9-5 job and always have your husband home for dinner. You're lucky if he makes it home for dinner.
  • Don't be The Wife who always nags and complains about EVERYTHING. These guys have virtually no freedom (like mine (and many more) who, is currently stuck in the desert with virtually nothing fun around them to do. If they want to drink, let them drink. If they want to gamble, let them gamble. It's harmless mostly harmless fun.
  • Don't ever, ever assume that he doesn't miss you as much as you miss him. Because HE DOES. We went through this and it ended with us on the phone at 3am while he was at MOS school (on firewatch!) and me saying "Okay okay we'll have a baby." Yes, long story. But me saying, "Omg, how come you don't even miss me?!" doesn't get anyone anywhere.
  • Marines may seem like big tough guys who don't take junk from anyone, they may seem like killers (which I guess they are thanks to MCMAP),  but I think all of them have a soft spot for something. Since boot camp especially my husband has really mellowed out and is just so chill compared to what he used to be. He loves kids more than ever, loves our puppy so much. He always teases me that I have less of a heart than he does now, which might very well be true!
I'm sure we'll learn more. These are just some of the basic things, and I think the biggest, that we can both agree we've learned since May 2011.

Graduation day- coolest day ever.

Also if you guys could like my Facebook page I'd appreciate it! I've been trying to go through and like everyone else's blog page as well. :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

right now.

Wearing: AE jeans, black shirt, Marines jacket. Lazy day after work.
Wanting: Dinner! I'm starving and it smells so good cooking upstairs.
Thinking: About how I hope I hear from my Marine tonight! Calls are few and far between.
Needing: Money! Everyone at work got paid today except for me, that's what I get for coming back in the middle of a pay cycle.
Worried about: Nothing!
Hoping for: I hope I'm able to find a church soon! I've been out for so long and I want need to go back.
Excited about: Vacation! And my 21st birthday. ;-) Should be a fantastic night...hubs said he'll show me "how it's done." I don't know if I should be excited or worried about that...hahaha.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Sadie the Jack Russell joined our family on March 5th of this year! She's sooo sweet. She's definitely in love with my husband; since he's been away he's made it very clear how much he misses her. :-) The two of them napped together constantly and played all the time. She'll be glad when he's back!

 First day with us! 8 weeks old.

 First bath at her new house. :) 9 weeks.

 Meeting my family. 10 weeks.

 Cuddling with her BFF. Few days before B left for training.

11 weeks with her new toy.
Yesterday. Exactly 12 weeks! Such a doll.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

About Me...15 Facts Version!

I think I've done this once before but figured it was time for a newer version!

1. I was born in North Hollywood, California.
2. I love the color purple. I used to like pink but now I can barely stand it (even though I just bought a pink/white striped was the stripes I liked).
 3. I've been married for almost three years. I got married "young" but I wouldn't change it if I could. Everything fell right into place and we wouldn't have it any other way.
4. I'm an extremely anal perfectionist. So much so, that it really bothers me sometimes but I would get so annoyed and irritated with myself if I was any other way.
 5. My personality type is ISTJ. Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judgement. And it's totally accurate.
6. I absolutely don't believe in religion/denominations of any kind, but a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ (John 14:6). 
 7.  I'm a very compulsive shopper. If I see something I want, I must get it or find a way to have it. It's a terrible habit and I'm trying to break it but it's something that's always been hard for me.
8. That being said, I'm really not materialistic. If someone came in my house and stole a bunch of my clothes, shoes, books, whatever, I really wouldn't cry like a baby about it. Things are just that...things. I was born without them, I will die without them.
 9. I love the fashion of the 40s and 50s. 
10.I have a super wide variety of music on my iPod. I used to only listen to one type at a time but over the past couple years my taste has certainly evolved. The content ranges from JJ Heller to Five Finger Death Punch to Skillet to Lady Antebellum to Eminem to Demon Hunter.
11. There are seven billion people in the world, but I can only tolerate ten. Pretty much how I feel on most days!
 12. I love to sew and do crafty things, but if something doesn't come out exactly right I get super frustrated and won't make anything for days at a time. 
13. I love babies. Most of them. We hope to have a big family one day in the future.
14. I've always wanted to visit Greece, and even though I doubt I'll ever get there, I still think about it a lot.
15. I've deleted Facebook and got it back more times than I can count. I have issues where people find out dirt about me and then blab to others, then I find out eventually (my nose ring is unacceptable apparently). But whatever. I have too many real friends on there and it's just easier to block the offenders (or ignore their persistent "friend" requests). Muahahaha.

Monday, April 2, 2012

a touch of madness

I found this on Pinterest last night, and seriously, how true is that? Love it! Beethoven is my very favorite composer and he was certainly mad, but such a musical genious.

Some other favorite Pinterest findings lately:

All pictures are from my Pinterest boards, "Words of Truth" or "What I Believe." Credit to original owners.

Anybody found anything Pinteresting lately? That place is such an inspiration to me, no lie.